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June 2013

Jun 2013
June 14, 2013

COA holds a change in domicile is an appealable final order

In Rains v. Rains, the Michigan Court of Appeals held that the plaintiff could appeal as of right a denial of a motion for change of domicile because such a motion 'affects the custody of a minor.' Defendant challenged plaintiff's ability to appeal as of right the trial court's order denying plaintiff's motion for a change in domicile. Defendant argued

Jun 2013
June 13, 2013

COA holds that grandparents did not have standing to seek granparenting time when their son's parental rights were terminated

In Porter v. Hill, the Michigan Court of Appeals held that grandparents did not have standing to seek grandparenting-time when their deceased son's parental rights terminated because of abuse. The Michigan Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court and held that the Michigan Child Custody Act, MCL 722.27b(1), which provides that grandparents may seek grandparenting t

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